Butch Bakery: Are Food Preferences Gender Based?

Butch Bakery: Are Food Preferences Gender Based?

Kristen Lubbe
Feb 24, 2010

My boyfriend and I enjoy much of the same foods. There are however, foods that we have very different opinions about. A lot of that has to do with how we are raised, our different race and obviously our palettes. But, one thing we never take into consideration when discussing our preferences is our gender.

Our friend brought the Butch Bakery to our attention today via Twitter and we had a really good laugh while browsing through the site. After our laugh subsided, we realized that there are plenty of men that would be more attracted to a 'Beer Run' cupcake (chocolate beer cake with beer-infused buttercream topped with crushed pretzels) than a Red Velvet cupcake.

The cupcakes available from Butch Bakery range in subjects from Sports, Camping, and Tools. Those seem to be rather stereotypical male topics, but they also seem to be just what certain men want. We can totally imagine our boyfriend reaching for a cupcake topped with a camouflage motif over a perfect frosted cupcake with a pink wrapper &mdash whether he knows the ingredients or not.

The Butch Bakery is based in New York City and we can imagine a lot of women selecting this bakery for parties for the men in their life. Heck, we'd use Butch Bakery for ourselves if we were located in NYC. Some of the cupcakes may be masculine in appearance, but not all. Even we'd like to try the 'Sidecar', a brandy-soaked lemon cake featuring an orange & white chocolate ganache filling.

Do you think food is gender based?

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